The summons to Syntagma Square in Athens appeared to be meeting with approval from Athens' "indignant" people for the second consecutive day on Thursday. A crowd of people began to assemble in front of Parliament at around 6:00 p.m. in the evening as groups of young people, families, elderly people, school classes with teachers and cyclists arrived to participate in the mass protest event that demonstrates the indignation against the government's economic policy felt by ordinary citizens, those who do not want to come under the flag of a party or of trade unions.
Riot police are guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and two police vans are lined up at the top of Vassilisis Sofias avenue, but no one is concerned. The demonstration is absolutely peaceful. The participants' only concern is whether there shall be many again as on Wednesday.
People of the facebook, however, are very optimistic since on Thursday, as they say, greater participation is expected. Even the bad weather does not seem to daunt the determined. All, in any case, have arrived equipped with umbrellas.